STD rates are going CRAZY
Compared to STI rates in 2014, the number of cases has gotten out seriously out of hand. Syphilis rates have increased by 19%, gonorrhea by almost 13% and chlamydia by almost 6%. To terrify you even more, the CDC estimates that 110 million people in the US currently have an STD. You can even have two STDs at one time.
Over two-thirds of 1.5 million newly reported cases of chlamydia happened in people between the ages of 15 and 24.
This is disturbing news. According to PBS, in 2009, STDs were on a rapid and wonderful decline. There were only 98 reported cases of gonorrhea per every 100,000 people. That rate increased by 26% in 2015. Can I get a collective WTF?
While all three of these STIs can be treated and cured with antibiotics, it’s important to note that gonorrhea is quickly gaining resistance to treatment. This is some scary shit. It means that in the future, the antibiotics we use to treat these infections could be rendered ineffective.
The pullout method, really?
On top of a lack of sexual education, Gen Y has been regularly been referred to as the “pullout generation,” meaning young people choose coitus interruptus over condoms or other forms of birth control. This is a wildly irresponsible way to prevent pregnancy, but also provides zero protection against sexually transmitted diseases.